Saluting on Remembrance Day

Discussion in 'Officers' started by maninblack, Sep 26, 2005.

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  1. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    Just a quick one, officers with platoons salute during the National Anthem on remembrance parades. Does the same apply to officers in uniform within the audience?

    Sadly I can't remember.

  2. Well, any soldier there without a senior taking salute on his behalf ought to salute, I would expect an officer to do the same.

    Wouldn't any platoon under arms also present arms ?.
  3. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Shouldn't make a difference whether Officer or OR, if not part of squad then salute.
  4. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    Thanks for that, this will be the first year I have been at the service and not on the parade in 20 odd years hence the question.
  5. Depends on the parade. The City of Manchester parade guidelines state that no officers leading formed units are to salute except during the march past. Catches loads of 'em out. Like a semaphore convention or a load of bookies at the races. Individuals do normally slaute though. And, of course, if in civvies remove headdress.
  6. Although veterans wearing military headgear should salute and not remove headgear. Not that it is relevant to the original question.
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